DAR Boys & Girls Club

Many thanks to the many people (especially Ed Engleman, kg8cx) who have helped build the DAR Program and to keep it going for the past 13 years!

The DAR Boys & Girls Club serves the communities of Menominee, MI and Marinette, WI year round providing recreation and education to area children after school. Children are able to communicate all over the world with the use of DAR HAM Radios. The DAR is the only Boys & Girls Club with their own Ham Radio room where we explore amateur radio, electronics and study for licenses.

The recent addition of Snap Circuit solderless electronics kits have been extra popular with the youngsters.



New Snap Circuit Kits a big hit at the DAR Ham Shack!

The new "Snap Circuit electronic kits are a big hit with the kids at the DAR Boys & Girls Club in Menominee, Michigan.  Mike Lemke (KD8FUE) is seen here with a couple youngsters and exploring electronics project from building a flying helicopter rotor to a local radio receiver among many other projects in the instruction manual. These kits are solderless, which makes them safe and convenient to assemble 300 projects that can be built from them.

Kids can win one of these Snap Circuit kits by answering our "Question of the Day", which are taken from the Technician Class question pool. Question of the day is geared toward teaching kids the answers to all the Technician Class pool questions to help prepare them for their exam.

Club Members also have access to 3 live ham radio stations, both HF and VHF/UHF. They regularly make contacts both in the United States and internationally.

The M&M Amateur Radio Club is pleased to staff the DAR Boys & Girls Club "Ham Shack" with licensed ham operator volunteers!  The DAR has 2 HF radio stations, and 1 VHF/UHF station at the club, licensed by the FCC as K8DAR.